Preparing students for 21st cent

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  • 1. Preparing Students in the 21 st Century
  • 2. 21 st Century Standards: Why are they different?
    • 1996-2009: What has changed?
      • New and Emerging Technologies
      • Our students are digital Learners
        • http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation
      • Key Global Trends
        • Economic globalization
        • Demographics are changing
        • Role of citizens has evolved and expanded
  • 3. 21 st Century Standards: How are they different?
    • Align with knowledge and skills needed in the digital age for post secondary opportunities and the workplace.
    • Focus on developing 21 st Century Literacies
      • * Access, evaluate and synthesize vast amounts of
    • information
    • *Apply knowledge and skills to personal, workplace or
    • global situations
    • *Create, collaborate, cooperate and collectively and
    • ethically act
  • 4. The Common Core Addressing the Global Achievement Gap
    • The gap between what even our best schools are
    • teaching and testing
    • VERSUS
    • The skills all students will need for careers, college and citizenship in the 21 st century
    • The Skills:
      • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
      • Agility and Adaptability
      • Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
      • Effective oral and Written Communication
      • Accessing and Analyzing Data
      • Curiosity and Imagination
      • (Wagner, 2009)
  • 5. Standards Snapshot
    • Science
      • Learning progressions- core scientific principles
      • Is experienced as an active process where inquiry is central to learning
    • Social Studies
      • Thinking analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures and the environment affect issues across time and culture
      • Active Citizenship in the 21 st Century
    • World Languages
      • Communication and use of digital tools to build communicative competence
  • 6. Standards Snapshot
    • Technology
      • International technology and technology education standards
      • Synthesize and create new knowledge
      • Understand global interdependencies and development of multiple perspectives,
    • 21 st Century Life and Careers
      • Make informed life and career decisions
      • Make informed consumer and financial decisions
      • Inclusion of career and technical standards to foster integration of other content standards
  • 7. What does it look like? Integrating Global Perspectives
    • Comprehensive Health and Physical Education : Determine the effect of accessibility and affordability of healthcare on family, community, and global health.
    • 21 st Century Life and Careers: Compare and contrast how traditional and nontraditional occupational roles have changed or remained the same regionally, nationally and globally.
    • Mathematics: Use data generated by a mathematical model of a situation or event in the world to make and defend a decision.
    • Technology : Analyze the ethical impact of a product, system, or environment, worldwide, and report findings in a web-based publication that elicits further comment and analysis.
  • 8. 21 st Century Curriculum
    • How must curriculum be redesigned to meet the new standards?
    • Focus:
      • Process of curriculum development
      • Professional development needed to integrate:
        • Technology
        • 21 st century themes and skills
        • Project-based Learning approaches
        • Customization of learning
  • 9. Phase 1 Awareness and Familiarization Phase 2 Critical Transformations Phase 3 Sustaining the Change
  • 10.
    • A blended model of professional development including online learning, 2.0 tools, virtual and face-to-face professional learning communities, and value-added on site training opportunities
    • Offered to all stakeholders in a systemic fashion
    • Planned and delivered country-wide in phases
  • 11. METHODS OF DELIVERY
    • The modules can be supported by online learning in the following formats:
    • On Site learning and Professional Learning Communities
    • Independent Consultants
            • Professional Development Partnerships
            • Model schools and programs/Visitations
            • Universities
    Online Courses Podcasts Webinars Social Networks Web site
  • 12. Implementation
      • Aligned with professional standards and student standards
      • Improve content and pedagogy
      • Individual and collaborative PD (in and across content areas and grade levels) to review student work, analyze classroom assessments and other achievement data, critique lesson plans, and solve instructional problems; and
      • Evaluation and analysis of professional development results in order to improve professional development
  • 13. Transforming High Schools The single biggest predictor of post-high school success is the QUALITY AND INTENSITY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM. Many students—but especially low income and minority students—trapped in courses that don’t prepare them for much of anything.
  • 14. Essential Elements of Transformed Secondary Schools (Grades 6-12) Personalization Learning and Teaching Leadership Policy Student-centered learning environment
  • 15. Secondary Education Transformation Essential Elements
    • Transformed Teaching and Learning
      • Revised Standards and assessments
    • Transformed Policy
      • Graduation requirements are aligned to credit-bearing college courses for all students
    • Transformed Personalization
      • Personalized Student Learning Plans
    • Transformed Leadership
      • Building school’s capacity to create and sustain effective instructional programs in student-centered environments
  • 16. Student Centered Learning Environment
    • Focusing on the personal and intellectual development of students ~ Learns in an intellectually challenging environment ~ Has access to personalized learning and to qualified, caring adults.
    • Honoring individual differences and committing to high expectations for all ~ Is prepared for success in college or further study and for employment in a global environment. 
    • Supporting innovative thinking, reflection, exploration, and continuous professional learning
    • Creating a pervasive culture of respect and mutual help ~ Learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe.
    • Building a mutually influential relationship among the school, its families, and its community ~ Is connected to the school and broader community .
  • 17. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Top of Class (2009)
    • Based on study of education and intergovernmental research and PISA data; identifies characteristics of excellence in schools and how students can achieve optimal performance
    • The world is indifferent to past expectations. Success in the 21 st century belongs to countries that are swift to adapt, slow to complain and open to change …
    • Definition of “top performance”:
    • The functional ability to extract knowledge and apply it to personal, social or global situations
    • Routine cognitive skills that can be digitized, automated or outsourced, are no longer sufficient to be successful in the global economy
  • 18. Reflection: Leading
    • Leading in a time of rapid change is significantly different from and more challenging than leading when conditions are stable.
    • Today, if you are not a visionary and if you are not creating change, you are not leading.
    • Furthermore, if you are truly leading, you are probably upsetting some people.
    • Those who think stability and tradition will protect them, are condemning their followers to a collision with future conditions .